SESSION

Kwik Trip's Databricks: Driven Operational Insight Revolution

OVERVIEW

EXPERIENCEIn Person
TYPEBreakout
TRACKData Engineering and Streaming
INDUSTRYRetail and CPG - Food
TECHNOLOGIESDeveloper Experience, ETL
SKILL LEVELBeginner
DURATION40 min

Kwik Trip, a leading convenience store chain with 850 locations across five states, has transformed its data analytics tech stack by incorporating Databricks within two years. With a sharp focus on operational efficiency, the Data Services team, a nimble force of 12 within a company of 38,000, has played a pivotal role in this evolution. Identifying key opportunities, the team swiftly migrated reporting and analytics workloads to Databricks, empowering internal software development teams. This not only slashed costs but also freed up resources for critical tasks.

 

The second breakthrough came through custom data integrations, especially with Spark Streaming from fuel pumps. This innovation provided near real-time insights, ensuring seamless information flow across thousands of pumps company-wide. This dynamic approach positions Kwik Trip as a trailblazer in leveraging technology to enhance operational effectiveness and drive meaningful insights across its extensive network of convenience stores.

SESSION SPEAKERS

Logan Carlson

/Data Engineer
Kwik Trip

Siddhesh Pore

/Solutions Architect
Databricks